So you have a great company with amazing, unique and fun people, and it’s time they had a corporate meeting that is amazing, unique, and fun too. Just because there’s a little business to cover, doesn’t mean that the rest of the event has to be ho-hum. But where do you start for a great event? The venue. And that can sometimes be the toughest part. This is Orlando after all, home of the Disney parties. But no one wants another boring ballroom at a hotel. And definitely no one wants random long-winded motivational speakers or trivia games about coworkers. It’s time to shake up the standards and here is a great place to start. 

  1. The Cheyenne Saloon and Opera House:  

This intensely gorgeous wooden-build, 1800s style location is perfect for all sorts of events, but will definitely wow your employees. The scope of old world flavor is only matched by the amount of options for your corporate event. With three stories of dance floors, rooms, stages, bars, restaurants, and opera boxes above the main room, even a larger company can fit all their employees inside. But don’t forget that there need to be activities. Companies like Triangle Lawn Games have a huge variety of games that can be rented and delivered to whatever venue you use. In this case, I think that Giant Connect 4 or cornhole would fit perfectly.

  1. The Acre

Quirky and elegant elements converge at this smaller mostly-outdoor venue that will function well for any corporate event. For indoor spaces, you have the choice of the Chapel Hall or Barn, and for outdoor spaces, there is a large lawn, fire pit, and Mirror Patio. Don’t forget to add lawn games like bocce ball, Spikeball, or tug of war for team building exercises.

  1. The Hanger

If your company is on the larger side, and you have some money to spend, no place is better for a corporate event or meeting in Orlando than the Hanger. This massive 12,800 square foot actual airplane hanger is open for literally whatever you want. It has LED lights, full wall projector screens, pure white walls, and the flexibility to host whatever you want. With such a huge space, the possibilities are only limited by our own lack of creativity. Immediately I thought of golf games that span from one side to the other. KanJam, Ladder golf, Battleput, and Battle chip are all perfect options. And if you haven’t played any of these, you’re missing out.

  1. Dr. Phillips House:

Formerly known as the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne, this historic house has long been a favorite location for a variety of special events. It’s expansive, beautiful, and well staffed. There are plenty of rooms for more formal meetings and the outdoor areas are ready to be used for party time afterwards.

  1. Crooked Can Brewing Company:

This local brewery has everything to offer for the more adventurous company owners who don’t mind a beer or two in between business bullet points. This 2000 square foot space can accommodate 150 guests and has vendor connections for all food needs. The decor is classic with stainless steel, copper and wood adoring every corner and wall. There is plenty of space for more formal presentations or even for the classic trio of bar games: giant Jenga, giant connect 4 and of course, cornhole. 

All business owners feel the stress descend when there is a corporate event to be planned. There has to be a mix of the professional and the personal. Finding the right space and the right activities has to accomplish both ends. These venues should be a good start, but don’t forget about the games. Team building games have a long history of creating connections within groups of people and comradery being established will improve any work environment. Plus, it’s fun. The best place in Orlando to get games like these is Triangle Lawn Games. Their inventory is expansive, they offer quick and easy online rental, and they even have delivery options. Call 407.887.3111 with any questions. And have a great event!